Bird flu: Egg shortage reality for SA

About 15% of South Africa‚Äôs laying hens have already been culled due to an outbreak of bird flu. The disease is causing havoc in the poultry industry. Dr Charlotte Nkuna, acting executive officer for the South African Poultry Association, earlier said due to the number of chickens culled, egg shortages…

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Deboned chicken under scrutiny as Zambia tightens bird flu controls

Stakeholders in the Zambian poultry industry want an independent consultant to investigate whether the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8), commonly known as bird flu, can spread to the process of making deboned chicken meat. The request comes after reports of backyard meat processing companies which sprung up to meet the…

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